Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre


Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre

Mission statement

MARE pursues excellence in the study of aquatic ecosystems and disseminates this knowledge in support of human progress and sustainable development policies. This is achieved through collaborative networks developed at both national and international levels, focusing on scientific research, education, knowledge and technology transfer, and science dissemination.

Thematic Lines

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Hydrology and Sedimentary Environments
  • Environmental Risk *
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Biotechnology and Resources Valorisation
  • Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring
  • Governance and Literacy *

* coordinated by MARE-NOVA

More info


João Carlos Marques / Maria da Graça Martinho (at FCT NOVA)


300 Integrated Members (41 at FCT NOVA), 99 PhD Students (10 at FCT NOVA)

Partner Institutions

FCT NOVA, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Évora, Universidade da Madeira, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, ISPA



Postal address
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica

E-mail: ;

Telephone:+351 217 500 148; +351212948300

Fax: +351 217 500 009